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by kboish
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main
Replies: 138
Views: 25867

Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Yes to residential. No to balconies because its "historic"
by kboish
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Union Hill Development
Replies: 347
Views: 54998

Re: Union Hill Development

And if properties along 31st toward Troost were redeveloped, that whole area would become one of the best urban stretches we have. It'd be almost like we were a real city
by kboish
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 5020
Views: 441264

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Right. Its 39 gates, but the layout/internal operations are being built to handle 42 gates without needing any changes (other than the additional gates and jetways themselves). While they are being thoughtful in the design of current layout to expand beyond 42, anything beyond would likely require m...
by kboish
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2508
Views: 318064

Re: Misc Crossroads News

I checked out City Barrel recently and it definitely upped the brewery game in the crossroads. The space itself is great. I wasn't expecting it to be so big. Though I haven't tried the food menu yet, it looks fantastic and I will definitely be back just to try it. Their beers were all very interesti...
by kboish
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: City Budget
Replies: 0
Views: 325

City Budget

The city released its budget proposal yesterday. Budget hearings begin next week and are scheduled throughout the city. Show up and make sure you priorities are being funded.
by kboish
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Midtown Area Apartment Boom
Replies: 48
Views: 6470

Re: Midtown Area Apartment Boom

There is a similarly sized apartment building being contemplated directly east of 47 Madison on the parking lot.
by kboish
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westside happenings
Replies: 266
Views: 47231

Re: Westside happenings

That is the right approach. Build the density of townhouses, but separate SFHs with no association fees. That is where the market would be to push townhouses in KC. No problems with banks and the 50 percent pre-sale condo situation. This is exactly what is going on in the West Plaza neighborhood, s...
by kboish
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westside happenings
Replies: 266
Views: 47231

Re: Westside happenings

These look great. Keep em coming.
by kboish
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar to the riverfront
Replies: 215
Views: 33697

Re: Streetcar to the riverfront

2) Is every screetcar going to go down to the riverfront once this extension opens? If so, why the need for the turn from Grand to third still diagrammed? If not, would the NE corner of the River Market essentially not be served as trains bypass the relocated station? My understanding is you'd want...
by kboish
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 5020
Views: 441264

Re: We need a new airport!!!

It means they're looking for things to do since they have nothing to talk about yet because the government has been shut down for a month.
by kboish
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park
Replies: 89
Views: 12331

Re: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park

Agreed. The connectivity issue between North/South side of the memorial is part of it to. The overall lack of connectivity within the whole park is just silly. Its like it is not meant to be used as a park, but only as a backdrop to a post card.
by kboish
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park
Replies: 89
Views: 12331

Re: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park

In other words, its not the boxy design of the memorial that makes no one go there, its the terrible design of the roads and surrounding land use.
by kboish
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park
Replies: 89
Views: 12331

Re: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park

The problem with the park is you have to drive to locations located within the park and the park is surrounded by and cut in half by highway type roads. This means you see zero pedestrian activity or park usage on the perimeter of the park. While I agree that there are some pockets of the park that ...
by kboish
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: North Plaza Hotel- 46th and Broadway
Replies: 92
Views: 15394

Re: North Plaza Hotel- 46th and Broadway

I don't think there were any renderings presented. Based on what the condo owners said, it sounds like that initial plan has been scrapped- which is why they want a new approval for the new buildings. The new owners of course think they "substantially comply" with the terms of the previously approve...
by kboish
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: North Plaza Hotel- 46th and Broadway
Replies: 92
Views: 15394

Re: North Plaza Hotel- 46th and Broadway

Yeah I noticed this turn of events as well. It sounds like the project is intending to become 100% hotel instead of having a portion of residential. The nearby condo building showed up to the PZE to oppose the change in plan scope, noting that the entire original project design had changed (a large ...
by kboish
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 5020
Views: 441264

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I'm not sure why people think Edgemoor has anything to do with whats going on right now. The issue/hold-up is the airlines.
by kboish
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Buildings with Activity
Replies: 356
Views: 87024

Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

FWIW, I saw construction workers in there yesterday morning...
by kboish
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)
Replies: 464
Views: 66879

Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

What is the point of that post on the Pitch website? What is it evening communicating? Its so short and lazy that its mind boggling he has the login credentials to even post it. If he wants to whine about something why not just tweet that? All it does is take credibility from him and his publication.
by kboish
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 286
Views: 31237

Re: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)

https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article223365855.html Council holds both Strata office tower on Five Light and 3rd & Grand office building. Also, Quinton Lucas voted against them and lost my vote for mayor. Not sure it matters. I don't get why they are trying to fast track it th...
by kboish
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 286
Views: 31237

Re: Five Light

https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article223365855.html Council holds both Strata office tower on Five Light and 3rd & Grand office building. Also, Quinton Lucas voted against them and lost my vote for mayor. Katherine Shields' term is up in 2019. I hope we never see her in politi...